Fitbit adds heart rate monitoring to its popular Alta tracker

Fitbit announced the Alta HR today, an update to last year’s Alta that adds heart rate sensors to the bracelet-like activity tracker. A brief refresher on the Alta: it’s one of Fitbit’s more stylish trackers, and has a tap-sensitive, OLED display and five-day battery life. It tracks steps and sleep and shows notifications from the smartphone, but Fitbit says the number one request it got from customers was an Alta with continuous heart rate tracking

With sleep tracking, notifications and now heart rate monitoring the new Alta HR pretty much does everything (and more) I want from a wearable and its battery lasts longer than 24 hours!

GPS in Apple’s new Apple Watch 2 is the only feature stopping me as I use it for tracking running outdoors without a phone now.

Source: Fitbit’s new Alta HR activity tracker brings a heart rate monitoring update to the original – The Verge